I'm not usually involved
& Jury by Colin Newman is such a pop song. It throws me off a bit. That and the end; these fabulously sour guitar lines clashing with one another under the fade-out. I picture a man at a station saying a hurried goodbye to a friend. Somewhere along the way, their heartfelt exchange takes a bad turn. There are accusations and recriminations. One person boards, traveling slowly towards their car, the other walks alongside outside of the train. It doesn't matter that they can't hear them anymore, they're not done, so they keep shouting. Even as the train sputters and lurches forward, they run along the platform, lips moving, waving their arms in a kind of grotesque farewell.
& Jury/Colin Newman (mp3)
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